Unmanned Composites Market Analysis Type of Composite Material (Carbon Fiber, Glass Fiber, Aramid Fiber, Others), Application (Military and defense, Agriculture, Transportation, Construction, Others), End-Use Industry (Aerospace and defense, Agriculture, Oil and gas, Others) & Forecast

  • 2023-05-10
  • 288
  • Aerospace & Defense
Market Overview:
The global unmanned composites market was valued at around USD 1.6 billion in 2021 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.54% during the forecast period.

The global unmanned composites market refers to the market for composites used in unmanned systems such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), and unmanned maritime vehicles (UMVs). Composites are materials that are made by combining two or more different materials, often with the aim of creating a material that has improved properties such as strength, stiffness, and resistance to wear and tear. Unmanned composites are designed specifically to meet the requirements of unmanned systems, which typically require lightweight, durable, and high-performance materials to achieve optimal performance. The market for unmanned composites includes a wide range of composite materials, including carbon fiber, fiberglass, Kevlar, and various other materials. Unmanned composites are used in a variety of applications, including military and defense, commercial, and scientific research.

Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market Forecast in 2022

USD 1,600 million

Market Forecast in 2033

USD 8,170 million

CAGR % 2023-2033


Base Year


Historic Data


Forecast Period


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Production and consumption analysis by countries, company analysis by revenue, sales, gross margin and production capacity.

Key Companies

Hexcel Corporation, Toray Industries, Inc., Teijin Limited, Solvay S.A., Owens Corning, SGL Carbon SE, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Gurit Holding AG, TenCate Advanced Composites, Axiom Materials, Inc.,

Covid-19 Impact:
The global unmanned composites market has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, much like many other industries. The pandemic has disrupted global supply chains, slowed down manufacturing operations, and impacted the demand for unmanned systems. However, the impact of the pandemic on the unmanned composites market has been mixed.
On one hand, the pandemic has caused delays in the development and production of unmanned systems, which has affected the demand for unmanned composites. The closure of factories and the disruption of logistics and transportation have caused delays in the delivery of composite materials, as well as the manufacture and delivery of unmanned systems.

On the other hand, the pandemic has also accelerated the adoption of unmanned systems in various industries, such as the medical and logistics industries. This has created new opportunities for the unmanned composites market, as the demand for lightweight and durable materials for these systems continues to grow.

Furthermore, the pandemic has also highlighted the importance of unmanned systems in maintaining social distancing and reducing human-to-human contact in various industries. This has increased the demand for unmanned systems and, consequently, for unmanned composites.
Overall, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global unmanned composites market has been mixed, with both negative and positive effects. However, as the world recovers from the pandemic and the demand for unmanned systems continues to grow, the unmanned composites market is expected to experience steady growth in the coming years.

Market Dynamics:
Growing demand for lightweight and durable materials: The need for lightweight and durable materials is driving the demand for composites in unmanned systems. Composites offer high strength-to-weight ratios, which is critical for achieving optimal performance in unmanned systems.

Increasing adoption of unmanned systems in various industries: Unmanned systems are being increasingly adopted in various industries such as military and defense, agriculture, oil and gas, and transportation. This is driving the demand for unmanned composites as they offer several advantages over traditional materials.

Technological advancements in composite materials: Technological advancements in composite materials are leading to the development of new and improved materials that offer better performance and durability. This is driving the adoption of composites in unmanned systems.

Focus on reducing carbon emissions: There is growing pressure to reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of sustainable materials. Composites are eco-friendly materials that offer several advantages over traditional materials, and this is driving the demand for unmanned composites.

Increased investment in R&D: Companies are investing heavily in R&D to develop new and improved composite materials that offer better performance and durability. This is driving the growth of the unmanned composites market.

High cost of composites: Composites are often more expensive than traditional materials, which can be a significant barrier to adoption in some industries.

Limited availability of raw materials: Some composite materials require rare or specialized raw materials that may be difficult to obtain or source, leading to supply chain issues and potentially impacting the cost of the final product.

Stringent regulations: The development and use of unmanned systems are subject to stringent regulations and standards, which can be a challenge for manufacturers of unmanned composites.

Regional Analysis:
North America: North America is a significant market for unmanned composites, primarily driven by the growing demand for unmanned systems in the military and defense sector. The United States is the largest market in the region, followed by Canada.

Europe: Europe is a significant market for unmanned composites, driven by the increasing adoption of unmanned systems in various industries such as agriculture, transportation, and defense. The United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Italy are the major markets in the region.

Asia-Pacific: Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing market for unmanned composites, driven by the increasing adoption of unmanned systems in various industries such as agriculture, transportation, and construction. China, Japan, South Korea, and India are the major markets in the region.

Middle East and Africa: The Middle East and Africa are expected to be significant markets for unmanned composites, driven by the increasing adoption of unmanned systems in the defense and oil and gas sectors. The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa are the major markets in the region.

Latin America: Latin America is a relatively small market for unmanned composites, but it is expected to experience moderate growth in the coming years. Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina are the major markets in the region.

Competitive Landscape:
The global unmanned composites market is highly competitive, with several established players and new entrants competing for market share.

Some of the major players operating in the market include:
Hexcel Corporation
Toray Industries, Inc.
Teijin Limited
Solvay S.A.
Owens Corning
SGL Carbon SE
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Gurit Holding AG
TenCate Advanced Composites
Axiom Materials, Inc.

These companies are focusing on various strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, and new product launches to strengthen their position in the market. For instance, in 2020, Teijin Limited launched a new carbon fiber composite material, Tenax PWX2, which is specifically designed for the primary structural parts of unmanned aircraft systems. Similarly, in 2019, Hexcel Corporation acquired ARC Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of custom RF / EMI and microwave absorbing composite materials, to expand its product offerings in the defense and aerospace sectors.

The market is also witnessing the entry of several new players, which is increasing the level of competition. These new players are focusing on developing innovative composite materials and expanding their product portfolios to gain a foothold in the market.

Overall, the global unmanned composites market is highly competitive, and companies are focusing on product innovation, partnerships, and acquisitions to maintain their market position and gain a competitive edge.

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The report provides an in depth analysis from both production and consumption point of view at the regional and country level. Key Factors considered within the report scope are Production capacity by countries/regions, average price, consumption ratio, revenue earned and gross margin.

The report provides competitive analysis of around 30-50 companies operated in the market, these companies are bifurcated into niche players, the leaders and major contenders.

The companies are analyzed in terms of following factors such as:
• Business Model
• Production Capacity, Revenue, Sales, Gross Margin
• Key Business Strategy
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• Company Share Analysis from 2018-2022
• Company Analysis by Revenue and Sales
• Company Production Capacity, Gross Margin
• Company Share Analysis by Application/End Use
• Company Share Analysis by Product/Specification

Market Segmentation:
Type of Composite Material:
• Carbon Fiber
• Glass Fiber
• Aramid Fiber
• Others.

• Military and defense
• Agriculture
• Transportation
• Construction
• Others.

End-Use Industry:
• Aerospace and defense
• Agriculture
• Oil and gas
• Others.

North America
• U.S.
• Canada
• Mexico

• U.K.
• Germany
• France
• Italy
• Spain
• Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific
• China
• India
• Japan
• South Korea
• Australia
• Rest of Asia Pacific

South America
• Brazil
• Argentina
• Rest of South America

Middle East and Africa
• Saudi Arabia
• Egypt
• South Africa
• Rest of Middle East and Africa

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